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KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme 2018 for Degree/Post Graduate Course

Prathibha Scholarship

Under the provisions of STARS- Students with Talent and Aptitude for Research in Science programme of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE), the Prathibha Scholarship scheme has been introduced in India. The main motive of introducing the KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme 2018 is to motivate candidates to pursue Degree/Post Graduate Course in Basic/ Natural Science. Candidates who get selected for the Prathibha Scholarship 2018 becomes eligible to take admission in any college across the country.

The selection of candidates for the scholarship programme gets done on the basis of the marks scored in all science subjects in class 12 or equivalent. Candidates who are interested in KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme 2018 may avail rest of the details from the below section of this page created by the team members of

Prathibha Scholarship

The scholarship is divided into two segments, namely:

Prathibha Scholarship- A

It is awarded to meritorious students who have excelled in Class 12 Board examination and pursuing Degree Courses in Basic and Natural Sciences.

The scholarship is awarded for three year Degree programmes and first three years of Integrated M.Sc programmes

Prathibha Scholarship –B

It is awarded to students who have already availed Prathibha Scholarship –A for their Degree Courses and are pursuing a Post-graduate course in Basic Sciences.

The scholarship is awarded for M.Sc programmes and 4th & 5th year of Integrated M.Sc Programmes.

Eligibility required applying for Prathibha Scholarship:

Students who have qualified with minimum aggregate marks of 95% or equivalent grade for all subjects and minimum 95% aggregate marks or equivalent grade for all science subjects for the Higher secondary Board Examination. Such students should also have secured admission for B.Sc. /Integrated M.Sc. courses in Basic or Natural Science in any of the Institutions or Universities in India.(SC/ST reservation category the minimum eligibility is stipulated to minimum marks of 90% or equivalent grade for all subjects in total and minimum 90% marks or equivalent grade for all science subjects in total in the Higher Secondary Board Examination.)

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Subjects those are eligible for Prathibha Scholarship:

  1. Astronomy
  2. Astrophysics
  3. Atmospheric Sciences
  4. Biochemistry
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Botany
  7. Chemistry
  8. Computer Science
  9. Electronics
  10. Food & Nutrition
  11. Geochemistry
  12. Geology
  13. Geophysics
  14. Mathematics
  15. Microbiology
  16. Ocean Sciences
  17. Photonics
  18. Physics
  19. Plant Science
  20. Statistics
  21. Zoology

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Prathibha Scholarship Reward:

There are total 100 Scholarships that are to be distributed among the students, out of which:

  • 10% Scholarships are reserved for SC/ST Students.
  • 50% scholarships reserved for Girl Students

B.Sc. Degree Course/ First 3 years of Integrated M.Sc. course
(Duration: 3 years)

YearAmount Payable
1st YearRs. 12,000
2nd YearRs. 18,000
3rd YearRs. 24,000

M.Sc. Degree Course/ 4th and 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. Degree Course
(Duration: 2 years)

YearAmount Payable
1st YearRs. 40,000
2nd YearRs. 60,000

Pratibha Scholarship Renewal:

B.Sc Course

Students securing a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in all the subjects in the previous year examination can apply for the renewal of the scholarship for the subsequent years of study.

M.Sc Course

Continuation of the scholarship for the Postgraduate course is subject to securing minimum 75% mark for Degree course.

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How to apply for Prathibha scholarship?

  • Log on to the official website i.e.
  • Go to the program and initiatives section and select and hit on Prathibha Scholarship Scheme link
  • Now read out all the details and then download the application form
  • Take a print out of application form and then fill it up carefully and completely
  • Now enclose the application into an envelope and send it to the postal address given below.

Documents to be sent along with the scholarship are:

  1. Duly filled the application in the prescribed format.
  2. Attested copies of HSE Certificate / Mark list
  3. Community Certificate for SC/ST applicants
  4. Certificate for  proof of place of origin

Postal Address:

The Head

Women Scientist Division

Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment

Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom P.O

Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004

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Important Dates:

KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship Application endsSeptember 2018
KSCSTE Result declarationNovember 2018
Last date to submit documentsDecember 2018

Final Note:

To avail more details about the KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship Programme 2018 candidates may also go through this Official Link

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